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Shallow coves as nurseries for non-resident fish: a case study in the eastern middle Adriatic
Dulcic, J.; Matic, S.; Kraljevic, M. (2002). Shallow coves as nurseries for non-resident fish: a case study in the eastern middle Adriatic. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 82(6): 991-993
In: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Cambridge University Press/Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom: Cambridge. ISSN 0025-3154, more
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Keywords
    Juveniles; Nurseries; Nurseries; Shelters; MED, Adriatic [Marine Regions]; Marine

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  • Dulcic, J., more
  • Matic, S.
  • Kraljevic, M.

Abstract
    Juveniles of 33 non-resident fish collected in three sheltered shallow coves (eastern Adriatic) fell into three groups: (a) occasional (10 species); (b) present in the study site only for short periods and at small sizes, in transit to a nearby Krka Estuary (11 species); and (c) species that spend most or all of their juvenile phase in sheltered coves (12 species). This note provides suggestive evidence that shallow water habitats inside sheltered coves could play an important role as nurseries for fish groups (b) and (c) during their early life stages.

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